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A Study Finds Plastic Taints Most Bottled Water

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Bottled water contaminated with microplastic.

Bottled water contaminated with microplastic.

Bottled water contaminated with microplastic.

Lynn Tanisaka, Science and Technology Editor

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Plastic is contaminating bottled water that is sold around the world. However, it is still unknown whether digesting it may cause any risks to health. To learn more specifically about it, scientists tested over 250 bottles of water that came from nine different countries. Some of the brands that were tested are Nestle Pure Life, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, San Pellegrino and Gerolsteine. Results showed 93 out of every 100 water bottle was contaminated by microscopic sized plastic. Every liter included about 10 particles that is wider than a human hair along with 300 smaller particles. Sadly, there are some that include thousands of these particles. These plastic particles are so small and dangerous because they can end up in our organs.

Although plastic pollution isn’t something new and that it’s easy to find, figuring out their source has been a challenge. The plastic in rivers, ocean and lakes break down into smaller particles from sunlight and ocean waves. These microplastic particles are contained in many things surprisingly. Since nylon/fleece are made from plastic, some clothing has plastic. Toothbrushes may also include microbeads which help scrub away tooth plaque and dead skin cells. However whenever they are scrubbed, microbeads themselves go down the drain into the ocean. These kinds of products spread the plastic pollution  with many people not realizing the issue.

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